Family Collection

More Than Everything

More Than Everything

Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible.

Word Count: 70,625

Strong Enough

Strong Enough

When a casual hookup turns into the potential for love, staid Spencer realizes he wants to build a life with vibrant Emilio.

Word Count: 61,177

The Half of Us

The Half of Us

If short-tempered Jason can open his heart and life to optimistic Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.

Word Count: 59,044

Love, respect, and fun make a family.

These books are linked by theme or world. They are independent and can be read in any order.

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All in all it's an entertaining story that's ultimately the culmination of a sexy dream which leaves you with a smile on your face and gives you a bit of afternoon delight

Words of Wisdom...from the Scarf Princess

Cardeno visits Emile City again! And I couldn't be happier. In this short story we meet Rafi and Isaac. In school, Isaac tormented Rafi mercilessly. Suddenly he shows up in Emile City and acting as though he and Rafi were friends. Rafi is offended that Isaac would dream of coming near him again, after all he put him through. Isaac is kinda stalkerish scary but you know what? It totally works for me. The whole plot of the story makes sense, and I found myself hoping that Rafi wouldn't dismiss a chance at happiness, especially after Isaac comes clean about what he's doing in Emile City.... Cardeno knows how to pull my heartstrings and does it very well.

Mrs. Condit & Friends Read Books

It's a fun and entertaining book with a steady pace, a surprising amount of tenderness, considering Miguel's bad-ass attitude at the beginning, and some vivid world building. Both Miguel and Ethan have well developed personalities and they blend together nicely as a couple - and their chemistry - it's sizzling. There are several seamlessly placed secondary characters but I enjoyed Ethan's sweet sister, Crissy, the most. That's not to say a number of those other characters don't supply some needed action and danger - so watch out for troublemakers.

Literary Nymphs Reviews

In Another Life gives us such a unique story structure, one that is so creative and really kept me captivated. ... These guys just worked together for me, mushy romance and all. The story has such a great holiday feel, with the ideas of true love and destiny, of finding that home and family, and ultimately acceptance. ... It is really more a feeling of the holiday magic, of comfort and love and finding your place with people who care about you. I enjoyed this one quite a lot and found it unique in structure and very heartwarming and romantic. Definitely recommended.

Joyfully Jay

I loved the characters and the symbolism throughout the book that reflects on our own 'pack lore' as humans. The book is paced just right so that as the reader you are drawn in and kept captivated until you finish the last sentence. I know that Cardeno C. will be on my list of favorite authors from now on and can emphatically say that if you are looking for a good love story, than this is it!

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